Yesterday, we shared WatchMojo’s list of the Top 10 Sci-Fi/Horror movies ever made (link below). It featured films that include futuristic and/or technological elements infused with a hefty dose of terror. Their most recent Top 10 list is similar, but has a unique angle: Top 10 Most Violent Sci-Fi Movies! While these don’t pack the same punch, they include a level of depravity that elevates them into the arena of horror movies!
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Since sci-fi is horror’s sister genre, it’s always fun to take a foray into the outer limits, and many of the films on this list are already fan favorites. Give the video a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Have you seen all of these movies and, if not, has this list piqued your interest? Are their any other insanely violent sci-fi movies horror fans should check out? Let’s discuss!
If you can’t stream, the Top 10 brutally violent sci-fi movies are listed below, along with trailers and synopses. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: These movies are not only fantastic entries in the world of science fiction film, but also extremely violent movies! WatchMojo ranks the Top 10 Science Fiction Movies Known for Their Violence! But what will take the top spot? Will it be Aliens, RoboCop, or Dredd? Watch to find out!
Children of Men (2006, Directed by Alfonso Cuarón)
Official Synopsis: When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth’s population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet’s last remaining hope from danger.
District 9 (2009, Directed by Neill Blomkamp)
Official Synopsis: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth — not to conquer or give aid, but — to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.
Total Recall (1990, Directed by Paul Verhoeven)
Official Synopsis: Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits “Rekall,” a company that plants false memories into people’s brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
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The Matrix (1999, Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski)
Official Synopsis: Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
Starship Troopers (1997, Directed by Paul Verhoeven)
Official Synopsis: In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war… A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost…
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, Directed by James Cameron)
Official Synopsis: In this sequel set eleven years after “The Terminator,” young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization’s victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect the boy. As John and his mother (Linda Hamilton) go on the run with the T-800, the boy forms an unexpected bond with the robot.
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Predator (1987, Directed by John McTiernan)
Official Synopsis: Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
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Dredd (2012, Directed by Pete Travis)
Official Synopsis: Mega City One is a vast, violent metropolis where felons rule the streets. The only law lies with cops called “judges,” who act as judge, jury and executioner, and Dredd (Karl Urban) is one of the city’s most feared. One day, Dredd is partnered with Cassandra (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities. A report of a terrible crime sends Dredd and Cassandra to a dangerous area controlled by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), a drug lord who will stop at nothing to protect her empire.
Aliens (1986, Directed by James Cameron)
Official Synopsis: After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine-year-old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
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RoboCop (1987, Directed by Paul Verhoeven)
Official Synopsis: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.
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